Buzz Poll: Do Ezekiel Elliott’s off-field issues worry you as a collector?

Ezekiel Elliott was a force as a rookie last season for the Dallas Cowboys, coming up just short of the NFL rookie rushing record but he might as well have gotten it based on cardboard standards.

His 1,631 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with success for his team that firmly put it back in the national spotlight, were highlights that sold some cards and then some. But fast-forward to today and the Rookie of the Year allegedly was entangled in some type of bar fight Sunday while already being investigated for domestic violence.

We’ve been there, done that like this before — many players have had many issues, this is nothing new — but not many of them have lit up the hobby as a rookie like Elliott did last season.

That leads to questions about cardboard …

Have more to say? Tell us in a comment or on Twitter.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss football cards

What: 2017 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football brand arrives for a new season with a new (not-retro) design that appears primed for Optichrome treatment later in the year, a new crop of Rated Rookies and another nod to 1980s Donruss via inserts.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 28)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Jim Bunning, Jim Kelly Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Gene Hackman and The Undertaker are the names of the day.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
104 of 440 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Carson Wentz, Richard Sherman, Le’Veon Bell, Michael Thomas, Dak Prescott

Rookie Cards (34) – Notables include Marshon Lattimore, John Ross, O.J. Howard, ArDarius Stewart, Haason Reddick, Charles Harris, Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett, Tre-Davious White

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads signed jerseys

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Hall of Famers from baseball, football and basketball will join some notable stars from today and some surprise non-sports inclusions in a product that includes nothing but signed jerseys.

Keep reading for more information.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 4)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, big board drama, big comic book covers and a big question after the retirement of Tony Romo.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Classics football (blaster box)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a faster break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll perhaps have one of those next month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2016 Panini Classics football (blaster box)
The cost: 
$19.99

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia market with “the widest selection of NFL stars, hot rookies, NFL Hall of Famers, legends and more.”

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that it was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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Panini Instant NFL All-Rookie Team sets include bonus autographs

The NFL’s top rookies — and their autographs — are available now via Panini Instant. 

Panini America has a 24-card All-Rookie Team set showcasing top rookies from this past season and each set will include a bonus autograph card from one of a few notable names.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 27)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big cards from the past, bit pulls, big surprises & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 24)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Hot comic books for Logan, big pulls, rare wrestling boxes, Kris Bryant’s most-iconic Rookie Card and then things went “boom.”

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Limited football memorabilia cards + more (updated)

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The NFL’s regular season may be over, but the next card set comes on Friday — and we have a new look at what’s to come.

It’s 2016 Panini Limited and it’s packed with memorabilia cards featuring some of the biggest young stars in the game as well as others.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 13)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from the past and present take center stage on this Friday.

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Postseason Superstars: This week’s icons include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers & more … and who’s next?

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Five catches, 124 years and two touchdowns.

That’s the final line for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Sunday’s 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their playoff-opening game. At this point, it’s the kind of showing that we expect from one of the league’s elite who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 TDs this season.

His 2010 Rookie Cards show him fresh out of Central Michigan and can be found in more than 20 brands that season, including Absolute Memorabilia, Bowman Sterling, Certified, Classics, Crown Royale, Donruss Elite, Epix, Exquisite Collection, Limited, Gridiron Gear, Plates & Patches, Threads, Contenders, National Treasures, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, SP Authentic, SPx, Score and Sweet Spot. You can expect to pay top dollar for anything of him that’s relatively rare and his auto RCs (Exquisite, Plates & Patches, Contenders, National Treasures, SPA and SPx) will be even more volatile and in-demand. It just comes with the territory.

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Panini teases start of short-prints list in 2016 Panini Contenders football

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Who’s an SP in 2016 Panini Contenders?

One day after its official release, Panini America has begun teasing who’s tougher than you might think — and some of the biggest names in the rookie class have some of the rarer regular Rookie Tickets of the bunch.

>>> Checklist & gallery for 2016 Panini Contenders football cards.

Keep reading for a rundown of who’s rarer … so far.

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Buzz Poll: Assess the 2016 NFL season with our latest questions

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The regular season is now over in the NFL and that means one thing — we now have final stats.

Ok, ok … it also means the playoffs.

But for many rookies and players who are important in the hobby and may not be playing this weekend, those final stats are one way to assess whether we should continue to sink our dollars into their cards. Two rookies of note in 2016, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, will still be playing and they lead off our first of 13 Buzz Poll questions all about the NFL this year.

Keep reading to answer the rest of our questions …

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Alabama & Clemson headline Panini’s College Football Playoff sets

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We’re a week away from a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff — and we’re less than a week away from the newest college football cards from Panini America.

No, you haven’t missed any First Buzz previews — we’re talking about promo cards for those attending the big game.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 31)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: The final Board Buzz of 2016 is nothing but impressive pulls.

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Have you seen the asking prices on Ezekiel Elliott 2016 Donruss Optic redemptions on Day 1?

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They’re already signed and ready to be sent out by Panini America … but here’s a question for you.

Have you seen the asking prices on Ezekiel Elliott‘s 2016 Donruss Optic redemptions?

They’re hefty. And … that one’s not alone.

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Buzz Break: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football cards (blaster box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l500The box: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 15 (14 standard plus one auto/premium pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 65
Base set completion: 
45 of 75 (60 percent)
Duplicates: 12
Triplicates: 1

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Contenders hit retail early but plenty of Dak Prescott awaits in hobby

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It’s no secret that one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now is the Dallas Cowboys and that’s due to a pair of hot rookies, quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

One of the hottest wax boxes coming soon will be 2016 Panini Contenders, which arrives on Jan. 6 in hobby form but recently already showed up at retail. 

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Preferred football cards + final checklist

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The NFL season might be getting closer to winding down, but the football card world is just warming up with many high-end releases on the way from Panini America. 

One of those sets arrives today in the form of 2016 Panini Preferred.

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Five NFL rookies’ Santa Claus hats hit Panini Instant for limited set

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If you haven’t quite found that perfect holiday gift for your collector, there’s one more option out there from Panini America for the next 29 hours.

Five NFL rookies who donned Santa Claus hats have their “gamers” found in the 2016 NFL Rookies Happy Holidays Santa Hat set available (as singles) now via Panini Instant, the company’s on-demand card platform.

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Dallas Cowboys’ playoff-clinching run gets a Panini Instant team set

The Dallas Cowboys‘ unlikely run to a playoff spot with a rookie quarterback and a dominating rookie running back can be seen on new cardboard from Panini America — but only for a limited time.

A 25-card Panini Instant team set commemorates the run via the members of its squad and it can be had via the Instant site until Monday afternoon.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards

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Panini America’s latest nod to college football comes via a high-end brand arriving on Wednesday with some of the biggest names in the NFL game today — you know, guys like Ezekiel Elliott here — and big names from the past, too.

It’s 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football and it will pack even more into every box than originally planned.

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Buzz Poll: Which Dallas Cowboys rookie is tops with collectors … Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott?

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The Dallas Cowboys have the best record in the NFL at 11-1 and it’s due to a pair of rookies who have played very, very well this season, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.

Both are readily available in nearly all 2016 football wax, which is a big plus, but which one wins among collectors?

Tell us in our poll, a comment here or on Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Panini Instant gives collectors more NBA & NFL options on Black Friday

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Panini Instant collectors have some Black Friday cards to chase, too.

Panini America‘s real-time card platform will have a pair of options for collectors beginning at 2 p.m. Central on Friday.

One is a more traditional made-to-order card set and the other includes autographs.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics: One on-card autograph or rookie patch auto, one patch card and one printing plate per five-card box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Plates & Patches returns after a five-year break with a 1/1 card in every box while also carrying a lower-end suggested retail price for a brand that has every card limited to no more than 99 copies.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Impeccable football cards

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We’re less than a week away from the latest high-end football card brand from Panini America and it’s one that looks like it has a pretty high standard.

One might call it impeccable.

The brand is 2016 Panini Impeccable and it will pack some serious punch with metal cards, autographed memorabilia cards and standard autographs — and plenty of on-card autographs.

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards

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What: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
Arrives: Dec. 14
Box basics: One autograph card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football gets Optichromed with a hobby box that’s set to deliver a rookie in every pack along with plenty of inserts and parallels.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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